June 2019: Move Into Action 
Major Push for Housing Bond and Senior Subsidy 
Supervisor Yee and others at a rally at City Hall
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A major affordable housing bond measure is headed for the Nov ember ballot, including dedicated funding for senior housing that was added as a result of strong advocacy.  But without a subsidy program, this "affordable" housing will continue to be unaffordable to a majority of SF seniors. Supervisor Yee has launched a campaign with support from the Dignity Fund Coalition and other groups to create this subsidy in the current budget.  More details in the SF Examiner. 
Legislation will be introduced and head for hearings soon. The Dignity Fund Coalition will provide information about an upcoming sign-on letter and needed turnout for the hearing. Be sure that you are signed up for Dignity Fund alerts.  And then join the discussion at the next Dignity Fund Coalition meeting on Wednesday, June 26 from 2:30 to 4:30 at ILRC, 825 Howard St. 
Mayor Breed releases 2019-2021 Draft Budget
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With budget season upon us, Mayor Breed released her budget, with the debate now shifting to the Board of Supervisors and the Add-back Process. 
Here is the schedule of hearings at the Board of Supervisors, with the big annual public hearing set for  Monday June 24 at City Hall
1000's of people now eligible for CalFresh 
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Starting June 1, 2019, older adults and people with disabilities who receive Supplement Security Income (SSI)/State Supplementary Payment (SSP) will be able to receive CalFresh benefits (formerly known as food stamps). This expansion will significantly help put fresh, healthy foods on the table for some of our most vulnerable residents - low-income seniors and people with disabilities receiving the federal monthly cash benefit SSI/SSP. The current average cash benefit will be $130/person, though the exact amount varies depending on one's individual situation.  More info and apply on-line here.
Check Out New MUNI Accessibility Website 
SFMTA has just launched a new, easy to use on-line Transportation Guide for People with Disabilities and Older Adults. Think of this as your guide to getting out and about in the community.  Check it out here or click the pictures below!
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Older Adults 
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Residents with Disabilities
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Care Providers 

Upcoming CLC Events & Activities 
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Aging While Black Forum Returns June 28
CLC is co-sponsoring this event with IT Bookman Center on June 28 from 11:00 to 2:00 at 446 Randolph.  The theme - Aging in place with an effort to reduce health disparities.   Forum speakers include:
Pamela Ratliff, Educational Initiatives & Partnerships, Stanford Cancer Institute
Sherri Sawyer, CLC Francis Goldsmith Vision & Hearing Initiave
Jessie Johnson, Clinical Practice Manager, Hearing and Speech Center
Download a flyer here or  contact Deb Glen (415)846-7717 or debglen1@gmail.com
Senior Beat Expands Offerings 
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Senior Beat has a dded a new feature that expands content to  include curated articles by other good writers. The feature, called Other Stories We  Like now  includes a great collection of thoughtful articles and stories that further enhance the website.   And stay tuned, the site will soon include a calendar function!  Visit  www.sfseniorbeat.com or "like" their facebook page to receive new  articles when posted. And here's a  shortcut to the latest story  about Larry Boyson and his yellow bungalow full of well made products and frogs.
Safe Sidewalks, not Construction Hazards 
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Jennifer  Walsh, CLC Abilities Integrator, led a "see for yourself" tour of the hazards for pedestrians  and wheelchair users between the CLC Office and the Market/South Van Ness transit hub. Representatives from MTA and Van Ness Street construction company had plenty of alarming things to note and have promised to report back what they can do to make changes. The next meeting of this group will be Tuesday, June 18 from 12:00 to 1:30 at the CLC Office.  For more info, contact Jennifer Walsh at jennifer@sfcommunityliving.org .  
SF Tech Council Appreciates Leadership
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three smiling Council co-chairs

The SF Tech Council hosted a special event at the Skylight Gallery of the SF Public Library to say thanks to Microsoft. And to Scott Mauvais, founding member and outgoing co-chair of the SF Tech Council, pictured right with fellow co-chairs, David Lindeman and Anne Hinton.   Next meeting - June 19, 4:00 to 6:30 - will include a special reception to thank Susan Poor (pictured left), who will be taking a sabbatical from her consulting work. CLC and the SF Tech Council are currently interviewing for the next staff leader.  Please share the job announcement.
CLC Computer Lab - Something for Everyone 
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Recent ASL led Coding Class 
We welcome older adults and people with disabilities to use our computer lab at 1663 Mission Street most weekdays between 10am and 4pm. Interested in signing up for future workshops and classes? Contact  estelle@sfcommunityliving.org
CLC Highlights Community Networks 
Weaving Networks with Activities and Friendship
Our Community Connector programs build networks of neighbors and friends by coordinating a range of local activities and outreach for seniors and people with disabilities. Click the links below for a calendar of activities in each neighborhood.  

** Inner Sunset Community Connectors will move to St. John of God Center, 1290 5th Avenue for the summer, from June 10 until August 8, Always Active still Mon. & Thurs. 1:30 to 2:30.
For more info on Community Connector networks, contact Patti Spaniak at (415) 821-1003 ext. 106 or  patti@sfcommunityliving.org.
Presentations & Workshops Spark Connections 
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CLC is developing a whole host of interactive and informative workshops that are making the rounds of our networks and beyond.  Here is a sampling:  
Litquake Reading - June 5, 6:00 - 7:30, Excelsior Works, 5000 Mission
Wholistic Fall Prevention - June 6, Noon to 1:30, 480 Teresita Blvd
Help Desk - June 19 & 26, 2:30 to 3:30, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd
Missing A Good Night's Sleep - June 26, 10:00, 415 Edna Street
Elder Abuse  - June 26, 11:00am in Cayuga, 2525 Alemany Blvd
Boomer Talks - Starting again in July and August, 5000 Mission Street 
Your Rights in the Hospital - June 4,  CARA CAT in Marin

Senior Power Wants You Prepared for A Disaster
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Join this growing network in the Outer Sunset.  Their next gathering will be  Thursday, June 13, 10:00 am at the Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th  Avenue.  Guest speakers and the Resilient Sunset Preparedness Guide will get you ready for anything - heat waves, smoke filled air, earthquakes and more.  For more information, contact Margaret Graf at  opoygan1@yahoo.com or 415-652-4751.
Employment and Learning Opportunities 
More Opportunities on the Way


For Partners - SF ReServe is still accepting new worksite partners to host a ReServist. And we welcome our newest partner, the Children's Council of San Francisco, and enjoyed supporting their most recent event. Pictured right are Dr. Farris Page, Council Boardmember,  with Jonathan Bernstein, SF ReServe staff and Judith Baker, a SF ReServist.  
For more information, contact Jamie Goddard at Jamie@sfcommunityliving.org.
Are You A Woman 50+ Looking for Employment? 
Explore your achievements and learn how to tell your story of expertise in these woman-led, woman-focused workshops.
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June 19: Interviewing and Networking Intensive - Build  your verbal and social skills. Leave with an action plan for working your connections and a sense of confidence in how you present yourself.  

July TBD: Resume and Cover Letter Intensive - Present your skills
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and  accomplishments more effectively. Leave with the tools to write customized resumes and cover letters.

Sessions 9am-4pm. Lunch included, at the  CLC Office, 1663 Mission St. Suite 525
Please Register! Space is limited. Email sfreserve@sfcommunityliving.org or call 415-821-1003 to register for one or both of the FREE workshops. 
Women, trans women, and non-binary feminine adjacent people are all welcome.
Co-sponsored by the YMCA of Marin and San Francisco and CLC. 
Could You Be A Community Health Worker?   
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The pathway to this new opportunity opens this summer (June-July) with the initial class, Health 59, offered at City College.  This one unit course qualifies students for enrollment in the CHW Program and core courses that will start in the Fall.  They have now added "Elder Advocate" specialization to others in the health fields. 

These classes and programs were designed to help meet the Bay Area's need for a diverse and vibrant aging services workforce and can be a pathway to new, exciting job opportunities. 

Questions?  Contact at  Timothy.berthold@ccsf.edu or call 415-452-5266 or visit  http://www.ccsf.edu/chw.

Have a Disability? Looking for Work? 
Visit Jobsbucket Jobs Fair 
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Jobsbucket Jobs Fair is a networking & employment event sponsored by Jobsbucket.  Each year, they host a special event inviting employers who are recognized for their hiring practices in support of an inclusive workforce. More than 10 employers will be on hand to meet with interested job seekers. 
Thursday, June 20, 2019,  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM SF Public Library Latino/Hispanic Room, Lower Level

More Events and Resources To Know About 
San Francisco Swells with PRIDE in June 
SF Pride is dedic ated to education, to the commemoration of LGBT heritage and to the celebration of LGBT culture and liberation  June 29 and 30. 

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Celebrating Dementia-Inclusive Art & Community 
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Seeks to bring together many different voices, including people living with dementia,their care partners, artists, professionals in the field to engage, enjoy creative activities, and pave the way for future collaboration. 
Wed. June 12, 1:00 to 6:00 at SOMA Arts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street
Sponsored by the Elder Care Alliance.  Free. 
More information here 
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
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Attend a panel discussion on rights and resources for older victims of domestic violence in San Francisco.  Attendees of this event are invited to bring multilingual resource materials to share.  Friday, June 14, 9:45 to 12:00, Born Auditorium, 170 Otis Street.  Hosted by the Institute of Aging, DAAS, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, and the SF District Attorney's Office Victim Services Division.  More info and link to RSVP (required) here. 
JCCSF's 3rd Annual Brain Fitness Forum  
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Celebrate Brain Awareness Month with us by participating in the 3rd Annual Brain Fitness Forum and getting your brain in shape!
  • Gain useful information from experts on ways to maintain cognitive sharpness.
  • Experience hands-on activities to stimulate your mind.
  • Learn new strategies for brain health
Sunday, June 23,  9:30 am - 7:45pm Stay for the day or attend selected sessions at the  Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street
Visit  www.jccsf.org/brainfitness  for more details. The event is FREE, but a dvance registration is highly recommended.  To register, call 415.292.1200.
Newsline Brings the News and Information to Those with Vision Loss 
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Are you Unable to Easily Read Newspapers due to Vision Loss, a Physical disability or Dyslexia? You can open up your world by signing up for Newsline at the San Francisco Public Library.  Newsline is a free access information service that offers you more than 200 US and international newspapers, more than 50 magazines, TV and job listings, newsletters, events and services announcements, SF restaurant menus, and so much more.  You can access Newsline's services by phone or from a variety of devices by way of the World Wide Web.  Determine your eligibility for Newsline by calling the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled at the SFPL (415) 557-4253.

Newsline will enrich your life, and it's Free!
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About the Community Living Campaign

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The Community Living Campaign (CLC) works to bring community, joy,  learning, and health to seniors and people with disabilities in San Francisco.  We seek to empower older people and adults with disabilities to come together, organize, and use their many skills and interests to reduce isolation and end economic and other barriers to aging in their own homes and neighborhoods. Learn more.